A woman sits in a theater in Irvine, Calif., waiting for a movie to start, on Sept. 8. A COVID-19 vaccine could unleash pent-up spending from households that have mostly avoided activities like going to the gym during the coronavirus pandemic.

FILE – In this Sept. 8, 2020, file photo, Karen Speros, 82, waits for a movie to start at a Regal movie theater in Irvine, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)